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    My wife has scanned the Barnes' photo onto our pc with a file name Barnes. She tried to insert the photo into this text box by cutting and pasting but without success. Anyone with any idea how to upload a scanned file from a pc to this website?

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    Upload the file to imgur: the simple image sharer then post the direct file here in between [IMG] and [/IMG]
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    Thanks for that. Will give it a crack later this evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Upload the file to imgur: the simple image sharer then post the direct file here in between [IMG] and [/IMG]
    Love the Yabba quote

    Send him down a piano and see if he can play that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Love the Yabba quote

    Send him down a piano and see if he can play that!
    Makes me happy someone recognises it, great part of cricketing folklore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Makes me happy someone recognises it, great part of cricketing folklore.
    There is an old film clip of him giving his best known quips, I have to admit to not understanding them all

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    Hey does anyone have this book by White or this one by Searle on Barnes? Both look like they would have a lot of good stuff on him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.skm View Post
    Hey does anyone have this book by White or this one by Searle on Barnes? Both look like they would have a lot of good stuff on him.
    Yes, I have them both - I certainly wouldn't discourage you from buying either but the best book on Barnes (in fact the only other one) is SF Barnes - Master Bowler, by Leslie Duckworth - it was published in the mid 60s

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Yes, I have them both - I certainly wouldn't discourage you from buying either but the best book on Barnes (in fact the only other one) is SF Barnes - Master Bowler, by Leslie Duckworth - it was published in the mid 60s
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    Accidently found this gem of an article while googling Duckworth's book;

    The bowler of the century, 1968
    Sydney Francis Barnes


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    .....Most cricketers and students of the game belonging to the period in which S.F. Barnes played were agreed that he was the bowler of the century. Australians as well as English voted him unanimously the greatest. Clem Hill, the famous Australian left-handed batsman, who in successive Test innings scored 99, 98, 97, v. A.C. MacLaren's England team of 1901-2, told me that on a perfect wicket Barnes could swing the new ball in and out "very late", could spin from the ground, pitch on the leg stump and miss the off. At Melbourne, in December 1911, Barnes in five overs overwhelmed Kelleway, Bardsley, Hill and Armstrong for a single.

    Hill was clean bowled by him. "The ball pitched outside my leg-stump, safe to the push off my pads, I thought. Before I could 'pick up' my bat, my off-stump was knocked silly."

    Barnes was creative, one of the first bowlers really to use the seam of a new ball and combine swing so subtly with spin that few batsmen could distinguish one from the other.......

    .....Mr. Leslie Duckworth, in his admirable book: S. F. Barnes -- Master Bowler, published in July 1967, states that Barnes in all cricket took 6,229 wickets, average 8.33.......

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    told me that on a perfect wicket Barnes could swing the new ball in and out "very late", could spin from the ground, pitch on the leg stump and miss the off.
    Sorry, sounds hogwash. That's not possible. Drift, dip and spin is possible, and so is swing and seam off the pitch. any other combination sounds absurd. But "combine swing so subtly with spin" sounds alright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    Sorry, sounds hogwash. That's not possible. Drift, dip and spin is possible, and so is swing and seam off the pitch. any other combination sounds absurd. But "combine swing so subtly with spin" sounds alright.
    He doesn't mean within the same delivery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    He doesn't mean within the same delivery.

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    I've read that Barnes could bowl the doosra with a straight arm.

    Sounds like hogwash to me. I mean I've never seen it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the big bambino View Post
    I've read that Barnes could bowl the doosra with a straight arm.

    Sounds like hogwash to me. I mean I've never seen it done.
    Where did you read it?
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